One of the awesome places to visit in Copenhagen is paper island, or Papir Øen. in danish. Copenhagen is a multicultural, super modern metropolis, and paper island is a great example of this. This island is in the middle of Copenhagen harbor, with the famous opera building as a neighbor. The location was used for paper storage for the danish press for decades, hence the name, paper island. The old halls were left decaying, but have now been given a new lease of life. I think its Copenhagen best example of how dynamic and culturally diverse the city is.
Cozy place to hang out! Paper Island Street Food, 5D Mark III | 50mm 1.4 Art
Outdoor Bar, Paper Island style. 5D Mark III | 50mm 1.4 Art
Made mostly out of old containers, the place is alive with creative companies, art, cafes and street-food vendors. The government seems to have done this mostly for fun and to experiment, with the new residence given short term contracts ending in 2017. I think its great to see such an old and run down industrial area turned into something so full of creativity and life. I really hope they keep it. The main attraction is the ‘street food’. There is food there from all over the world, and the quality is really good. Everyone seems to be competing to see who can make the most amazing dish.
Whoever has the most amazing looking dish wins. 5D Mark III | 35mm 1.4 Art
A new-age derivative of the Danish open sandwich.. 5D Mark III | 35mm 1.4 Art.
Another thing there is no shortage of is beer and proper coffee! Paper island has become a trendy place to hang out, even for the locals. There are open fires, cool places to sit or lounge around. Young entrepreneurs are making the most of it, introducing some great food, drinks, art and creativity into an otherwise old city.
A number of good bars offering great beer, Paper Island. 5D Mark III | 35mm 1.4 Art.
1960s caravan made into a cafe. Great coffee. 5D Mark III | 35mm 1.4 Art.
So grab a craft beer and a double organic carrot and beetroot salad while you can!